Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Mike Ludwig - truthout
Last night, President Trump was expected to announce that he would be sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan, where the United States has been at war for 16 years and violence and corruption have become a way of life.
Stacey Vanek Smith, Jacob Goldstein - NPR Planet Money
On today's show, we are going to explain every dollar the federal government spent last year — nearly $4 trillion — in 10 minutes.
Cameron Norsworthy - Romper
Volatile international relations between the United States and other nations have brought the possibility of war to the forefront of public discussion.
Patrick Garvin - Boston Globe
For most taxpayers, Tuesday’s deadline for filing 2016 returns wasn’t all that stressful, despite the ridiculously complicated process that elected officials have for decades promised to simplify.
Sam Becker - Huffington Post
Federal government spending is closing in on $4 trillion a year. Even though a new administration is promising a wave of change, it’s still going to require a lot of money to keep the country running.
Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch
More than half of every dollar went to health care, military last year
Lisa Wade, PhD - Sociological Images
More than 80% of the US federal government’s budget comes from payroll and income taxes. The National Priorities Project is dedicated to helping Americans understand how that money is spent. Here’s the data for 2016:
Lindsay Koshgarian - truthout
Among the marches, petitions and call-in campaigns that comprise much of the Trump resistance movement, one resistance tactic gets little attention: withholding taxes.
Phyllis Bennis and Stephen Miles - The Nation
As Martin Luther King Jr. noted 50 years ago, you can’t fight militarism unless you also fight racism and materialism.
Frida Berrigan - truthout
Tax resistance, it seems, is having a moment.